Sort of got a high school thing going. I remember going to the Mann Music Center in Philly to go see the Replacements open up for Tom Petty back in the day. I was driving my sweet ’67 Olds Convertible. I somehow got into the parking area where the tour buses were, and saw Tommy hanging out inside his bus. I eventually attracted his attention, and he started waving for me to come in to the bus. I got out of the car and started walking toward said bus and he flashed me the bird. We both started to laugh.
The Replacements were great.
Aquarium Drunkard has the long-booted “Shit, Shower & Shave” compilation, which chronicles the band’s run as Petty’s opening act. Have at it.
If you’re not sure what the hell I’m talking about, try this on for size:
Replacements Alex Chilton